Meet Chrome, Google's shiny new browser

Search giant makes its long-awaited foray into Web browsers, but just how far can it ride its online dominance?

The search giant makes its long-awaited foray into Web browsers, but just how far can it ride its online dominance?

Chrome's JavaScript challenge to Silverlight

The advent of Google's Chrome browser, software pros say, should spur a big speedup for JavaScript, which would raise its standing against Microsoft's Silverlight technology.
(Posted in Business Tech by Suzanne Tindal)
• ZDNet video: Can Chrome give IE a run for its money?
• Security Bites podcast: The security of Chrome
September 6, 2008 7:43 AM PDT

NetSuite boasts of Chrome support

All of NetSuite's customers will be able to use Google's browser by mid-October. What are the odds any are actually clamoring for it?
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 5, 2008 4:14 PM PDT

See Chrome's inner workings--and an Easter egg

Google's new browser shows a wealth of detail for programmers building Web sites or the open-source browser itself. And a mystery: what technology underlies the Easter egg?
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
• ZDNet video: Google demos speed benchmarks for Chrome
• Understanding Google Chrome
September 4, 2008 11:06 AM PDT

10 things we'd like to see in Chrome

Google's Chrome is pretty good, but it could be a whole lot better. We've rounded up 10 fairly extensive ways to tweak it to make it an all-around better browser.
(Posted in Webware by Josh Lowensohn)
• Best of Chrome: 'Google's new Trojan Horse'
September 4, 2008 5:43 PM PDT

Google Chrome extensions: Not yet, but later

Mozilla's Firefox has an edge over Google's Chrome, when it comes to extensions that give the browser new abilities. Google plans to add abilities for extensions, though.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 3, 2008 12:54 PM PDT

Google's Omnibox could be Pandora's box

If you're not careful with your privacy settings, Google has the right to log every keystroke you type into the browser's address/search bar.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
• Google backtracks on Chrome license terms
• We're from Google and we're here to help. Really?
September 3, 2008 11:31 AM PDT

Video: Navigating Chrome's privacy pitfalls
Google could log every keystroke you type into the browser's
address/search bar. CNET's Charles Cooper and Ina Fried weigh in.

What Chrome means for Web start-ups

Chrome is a browser for PCs today. But its technology, and likely its name, will move to the company's Android mobile phone software, co-founder Sergey Brin says.
(Posted in Webware by Bob Walsh)
September 3, 2008 11:12 AM PDT

Photos: The brains behind Google Chrome

Here's a look at some of the engineers and executives who took the stage at the company's headquarters as they unveiled the new browser.
September 3, 2008 10:40 AM PDT

Google co-founder expects Chrome for Android

Chrome is a browser for PCs today. But its technology, and likely its name, will move to the company's Android mobile phone software, co-founder Sergey Brin says.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
• Celebrity look-alikes: Simon and Google
September 3, 2008 7:57 AM PDT

Firefox counters Google's browser speed test

Mozilla fights back against Chrome, saying the upcoming version of Firefox beats Google's browser in a JavaScript race.
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
September 3, 2008 7:24 AM PDT

Video: A first look at Chrome
CNET's Josh Lowensohn takes you through a quick tour of features
that make Google's new Chrome browser a treat.

Chrome suffers first security flaw

Researcher Rishi Narang discloses a malicious link that can crash the new browser. In Google-speak, "Whoa!"
(Posted in Security by Robert Vamosi)
September 3, 2008 7:29 AM PDT

Google Chrome needs more than hype

If Google's new Web browser is going to gain traction with the general Internet-using public, the search giant will need to do a few things differently.
(Posted in Business Tech by Jon Oltsik)
September 3, 2008 12:03 PM PDT

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Google pulls a Microsoft on user privacy

The Internet titan is turning out to be no better than Microsoft when it comes to user privacy, as its Chrome terms of service demonstrate.
(Posted in The Open Road by Matt Asay)
September 3, 2008 6:37 AM PDT

Why Google Chrome? Fast browsing = $$$

Google is betting that its Chrome browser will speed up Web search, Web advertising, and Web applications--even if it's because it forces Microsoft to improve IE.
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
September 2, 2008 3:30 PM PDT

Images: How Google's Chrome shines

Search giant's new Chrome rethinks how browsers should work in a Web 2.0 world, but also borrows from its competition.
September 2, 2008 4:31 PM PDT

Taking Chrome (beta) for a spin

Google has rethought the Internet browser--some of its basic underpinnings are quite novel--but users will recognize some features as they exist in other, open-source browsers on the market today.
(Posted in Webware by Robert Vamosi)
• Google Chrome: My first impressions
• Reviewing the reviews of Google's Chrome
September 2, 2008 3:05 PM PDT

Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari

Google's Chrome trounces Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari on speed tests for JavaScript, a key foundation for rich Web apps. But Google picked the benchmarks.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 2, 2008 4:18 PM PDT
• Chrome tops IE, Firefox in Acid3 test

Live blog: Google Chrome press conference

Read a minute-by-minute account of the Chrome event--including technical details--at Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters Tuesday morning.
(Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
September 2, 2008 12:05 PM PDT

Video: Browser wars redux--good for users
CNET's Charles Cooper and Rafe Needleman dig into the questions
raised by Google's surprise unveiling of its Chrome browser.

Be sure to read Chrome's fine print

The software maker reserves the right to install updates automatically, among other things.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
September 2, 2008 11:59 AM PDT

Google Chrome: Browser competition back in high gear

No browser maker is complacent these days, but Google's open-source effort is likely to put on even more pressure.
(Posted in Digital Media by Stephen Shankland)
• ZDNet video: Will Chrome need more polish?
September 2, 2008 8:50 AM PDT

Google steps on Firefox with new Zune...err, Chrome

It has the brand equity to make people pay attention to Chrome in the way start-up Flock never did, but could Chrome be Google's Zune moment?
(Posted in The Open Road by Matt Asay)
• Google needs community to make Chrome a Windows killer
September 2, 2008 6:37 AM PDT

Mozilla CEO: Chrome was inevitable

John Lilly says that he welcomes the challenge Google's new browser poses to Firefox and that Mozilla will continue its financial relationship with Google until 2011.
(Posted in Webware by Brett Winterford)
September 2, 2008 6:16 AM PDT

Google 'starting from scratch' with own browser, Chrome

"Comic book" surfaces on the Web that introduces a browser called Google Chrome and names several Google developers.
(Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
September 1, 2008 11:49 AM PDT

The Chrome is out of the bag: Google browser due Tuesday

update Google acknowledges that the "comic book" introducing its new open-source browser was accidentally released early.
(Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
• Google Chrome: First screenshot
September 1, 2008 2:36 PM PDT

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